Additional Certification for EL/Bilingual Teachers

The ACE initiative is a course of study that enables current Delaware teachers to prepare for an additional certification as a Teacher of English Learners or a Bilingual Teacher.

You may be eligible to complete the ACE program at no cost by applying for Project DELITE!
More info | application form. Early deadline February 10; final deadline February 24, 2023.

We accept ACE participants on a rolling basis from all Delaware districts and charters. Please complete this form to express interest, and we will contact you with course options.

ACE participants take the 5 classes required for EL/Bilingual Teacher certification by the Delaware Department of Education:

  • EDUC 672 – Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDUC 740 – Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
  • LING 676/699 – Second Language Acquisition & Bilingualism
  • LING 677 – The Structure of English
  • LLCU 624 – Second Language Testing

All courses earn three graduate credits. The program takes approximately 15-18 months to complete. Online participation is possible in all classes.

The Delaware Department of Education also requires a passing score of 149 on the Praxis II ESOL test (5362) for certification as a Teacher of English Learners. Bilingual teachers do not need to take Praxis but must also demonstrate proficiency in their non-English language and must hold another subject or area certification.

Several sources of funding may be available to substantially reduce the cost of tuition. For more information, please see our FAQ page.

In addition, it is possible to apply the 5 ACE courses towards UD’s MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (subject to admission requirements).

For more information, please contact us.

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